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New Cancer Support Programs Now at Mile Square!

More than 40 programs a month now at Mile Square Health Center and UI Health Cancer Clinic! All Wellness House programs are FREE and for those affected by cancer. Choose the program this is right for you! All UI Health programs take place at the locations below. For more information, call 630.323.5150.

Special Event – Join us on November 22 for a book reading and self care event
featuring Chris – Tia Donaldson, author of This is only a test.
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Chicago – Gynecologic Cancer Support Group

Drop-ins Welcome

Ongoing support group for women with gynecologic cancers to share medical information, connect with others in similar circumstances and improve their coping skills.

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Chicago – Breast Cancer Support Group

Drop-ins Welcome

Ongoing support group for women with breast cancer to share medical information, connect with others in similar circumstances and improve their coping skills.

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UI Health Cancer Clinic – Cancer Connections

Drop-ins Welcome

An opportunity for people with cancer to share their cancer stories, connect with others in similar circumstances and improve their coping skills.

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Mile Square Health Center – Tai Chi Fundamentals

Walk-ins Welcome or Register Online

Tai Chi Fundamentals offers a simplified introduction to traditional Yang-style Tai Chi.

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Mile Square Health Center – Young Adult Networking Group

Walk-ins Welcome or Register Online

This group is part of an international initiative to recognize and address the unique circumstances related to lifestyle, work, school, family life, and emotional development that young adults face when living with cancer.

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Mile Square Health Center – Spirituality Group

Walk-ins Welcome or Register Online

The focus of this monthly group is to create an environment in which people feel free to discuss the challenges and joys found in the spiritual side of the cancer journey.

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Mile Square Health Center – Breast Cancer Networking

Walk-ins Welcome or Register Online

This group provides an opportunity for women with breast cancer to share your unique experience, connect with and ask questions of others in similar circumstances and improve your coping skills.

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ALAS – Yoga for Cancer Survivors (taught in Spanish)

Drop-ins Welcome

Nurture your entire being with mind/body movement. Classes taught in Spanish; all equipment is provided.

 

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Mile Square Health Center – General Cancer Support Group

Walk-in or Register Online

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.

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Chicago – Beginner Chair Yoga

Drop-ins welcome

Gentle, beginner and restorative chair-based and standing yoga postures.
No previous yoga experience required; all equipment provided.

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UI Health Cancer Clinic – Creative Connections

for patients and caregivers in the infusion center

Using a variety of artistic materials, this is an opportunity for patients and
caregivers in the infusion center to explore and develop their own creative
centers for the purpose of healing.

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UI Health Cancer Clinic – Nutrition Connections

for patients and caregivers in the infusion center

Oncology dietitian provides individual nutrition consultations with patients
and caregivers in the infusion center. For questions, contact Angela Dennison, RD, LDN at 630.654.5196 or adennison@wellnesshouse.org.

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Mile Square Health Center – Welcome to Wellness Orientation

Registration Required

This online meeting is an opportunity for newcomers to learn more about all the ways to benefit from Wellness House.

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Chicago – Head and Neck Support Group

Drop-ins Welcome

Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.

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Mile Square Health Center – Exercise for Cancer

Registration Required

Instructor-led exercises for people experiencing cancer related physical
difficulties with a focus on reducing cancer related side effects, including fatigue, nausea, muscle wasting, as well as improving activities of daily living, endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.

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Mile Square Health Center – Yoga for Cancer

Walk-in or register online

Gentle, beginner and restorative yoga postures designed to reduce cancer related side effects.

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Mile Square Health Center – Cooking for Cancer

Registration Required

This class and cooking demonstration will feature recipes to help you deliciously incorporate cancer-fighting foods into a diet for optimal health.

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Mile Square Health Center – Online Nutrition for Cancer Side Effects

Registration Required

The same information and support of Nutrition for Cancer Side Effects will now be offered in the comfort of your own home. After registering, you will be provided with a link via email to join the meeting.

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Mile Square Health Center – Expressive Arts

Registration Required

The support offered through the escape of the arts enriches the daily lives of patients and their families, providing joy, stress release, and a reprieve from treatment.

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Mile Square – This Is Only A Test

Registration Required

Drop in for some self-care to unwind and then stay for a book reading by writer and entrepreneur Chris-Tia Donaldson from her book This Is Only a Test. Enjoy tea and snacks during this light book reading and learn about Chris-Tia’s journey throughout cancer.

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Chicago – Holiday Expressive Arts

Drop-ins Welcome

Join us to explore and develop your own creative center for the purpose of healing.

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Mile Square Health Center – Online Cancer Nutrition Q & A and Discussion Group

Registration Required

Join this discussion group online to connect and share ideas with one another.

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Mile Square Health Center – Nutrition for Cancer Side Effects

Registration Required

Designed specifically for those with a cancer diagnosis, this class will focus on nutrition and lifestyle strategies to minimize or prevent the following side effects: Low appetite, excessive weight loss, taste changes or lack of taste, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and constipation, neuropathy.

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Mile Square Health Center – Online Nutrition for Cancer Side Effects

Registration Required

The same information and support of Nutrition for Cancer Side Effects will now be offered in the comfort of your own home.

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